Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year! May it be better than the last two


I finished weaving my 2021 tapestry diary yesterday and cut it from the loom in late afternoon. It was a labor of love and I'm grateful that I was able to continue weaving on it following the surgery in August and many days of recovery once I got home.

I decided to show some of those missed days of weaving by adding alternating squares of gray and white across the width of the tapestry. In early September I wove the 18 days I'd missed. Those began when I was taken to the emergency room on August 12, and continued with the week's stay at the hospital, followed by days of recovery at home before I was able to weave again for several minutes at a time.

If you notice, there are only eleven sections woven as a monthly entries... that's because I didn't feel like designing and weaving a leaf in August. And the leaf for September was sort of small; recovery was a bit slow.

But in the last couple of months of 2021 I've felt mostly fine. I felt a sense of accomplishment with the ending of the weaving yesterday. I have my new warp for on the loom and have started by weaving one square for the first day of the first month of the new year! Now to select a theme for the monthly parts of the diary and get the January one underway in a few days.

Here's to a healthy and happy and better 2022 for one and all!


  1. so glad to see you have recovered and are back weaving. Beautiful diary.

  2. Glad to see you have recovered and have returned to weaving. Best wishes for health and happiness this year. Beautiful diary.